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Ahmedabad: Fire breaks out at ISRO campus, 5 fire tenders at the spot


Fire broke out inside the campus of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on Friday. According to reports, five fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The mishap happened in the storeroom of ISRO.

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So far, no casualty has been reported, as reported by Zee news.com.

Earlier this year in May, a major fire had broken out at a research facility located in the Space Application Centre (SAC) of the ISRO in Ahmedabad. The blaze was doused within few hours and there was no report of any casualty.

As pere reports, the fire had broken out inside a building which is used as an antenna testing laboratory (for satellites). The laboratory is located inside the sprawling SAC campus in the Satellite area of the city. Due to the presence of U-Foam material on the lab’s walls, the blaze spread quickly.

Notably, the SAC is a major research centre of the ISRO in the city, where payloads for satellites are prepared. Vikram Sarabhai who is known as the father of the Indian space programme, had established the centre.

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